SELF-Sustain - UM Students
SELFsustain connects students across all University of Minnesota campuses in a retreat setting allowing participants to think critically and creatively about and progress on the sustainability front. This SELF (standing for Student Engagement Leadership Forum) took place on the University of Minnesota, Duluth campus on October 26-27, 2012. Events at the conference include lightning talks on student-led projects and research on all campuses in addition to activities that encourage teamwork and conversation on sustainability topics.
- U of MN System-wide Sustainability Committee
- Chancellor's offices from University of Minnesota Duluth, University of Minnesota Crookston and University of Minnesota Morris
- Institute on the Environment
- University Services
- Regional Partnerships
- The students involved in the event planned and orchestrated the event with assistance from sustainability staff from each of the campuses.
- Allow campus leaders to educate each other on sustainability issues, research, and progress being made throughout the U of M system.
- Establish a system-wide network across all U of M campuses so that leaders can contact each other in order to best accomplish the progress they envision.
- Get our students critically thinking about sustainability and how it applies to their future. This will not only improve their educational experience, but also encourage students to become leaders in sustainability after graduation.
- Give students a more realistic perspective of how sustainability is being implemented today.
Students from each campus were recruited by the sustainability coordinators and student leaders. Each campus was invited to share 3 to 5 lightning talks. Twenty two students representing all five campuses presented. All participants took part in walking tour of the U of M Duluth campus, highlighting solar panels, rain gardens, LEED certified buildings, recycling and storm water management projects.Last updated 6-5-2013